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Sky Arts, Hulu, SBS acquire Margaret Atwood doc from Kew Media

Sky Arts in the UK, US streamer Hulu and SBS in Australia are among buyers of a documentary about Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale and its sequel The Testaments. Margaret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word is Power (1 x 92 minutes and 1 x 78 minutes) follows the famous […]

YLE, SVT, TV2 among buyers acquiring BBC Studios’ Mallorca Files

YLE in Finland, Sweden’s SVT and AXN Mystery in Japan are among international buyers of BBC Studios’ forthcoming feel-good crime drama The Mallorca Files. The show was the first production greenlit for Cosmopolitan Pictures, the prodco founded by former BBC Studios drama boss Ben Donald in 2014, and has been created with Clerkenwell Films. The […]

European networks land on BBC’s ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’

SVT in Sweden, Denmark’s DR, Telefonica in Spain and Norway’s NRK are among a raft of broadcasters to have struck pre-sale deals for BBC Studios’ natural history show Seven Worlds, One Planet. The show, which has been created by BBCS’ Natural History Unit and is narrated by Sir David Attenborough, has also been picked up […]

SVT orders design competition ‘Made In Sweden’

Swedish public broadcaster SVT has commissioned a six-part design competition series.  Made In Sweden will be produced by Banijay Group-owned prodco Mastiff Sweden, and is to follow amateur craftsmen vying to be the best in the country. The show, which is to premiere this autumn, will find contestants using a range of materials — including ceramics, […]

DRG acquires sci-fi The White Wall

DRG has picked up the rights to Scandi sci-fi The White Wall.  Produced by Fire Monkey and NICE Drama for Sweden’s SVT and Finland’s YLE, the 8 x 60-minute drama centers on a strange white wall that is found deep underground at the mining site of the world’s largest nuclear waste depository, leaving a project director […]

Op-ed: SVT’s immigrant-focused catch-up service is a lesson in inclusion

Can a public broadcaster’s vast archives of premium content be used to help accelerate the integration of immigrants into host cultures? Missing Link Media’s Jan Salling explains how Sweden’s public broadcaster SVT is leading the charge. It’s long been acknowledged that learning the local language is one of the best ways for immigrants to integrate […]

McMafia heads to China and Sweden

Ahead of its Showcase event in Liverpool next week, BBC Worldwide has announced that McMafia has been sold to services in China and Sweden’s pubcaster, SVT. In China, McMafia will appear as The Godmans on IPTV service providers OPG and Youku. The crime series, starring James Norton (War and Peace) and Juliet Rylance, focuses on […]

Nordic pubcasters combine to fight SVOD threat

Public broadcasters in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland are forming an alliance to combat the threat of global SVOD services. The director generals of DR in Denmark, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland and RUV in Iceland released a joint statement noting their organisations have committed to coproducing a number of […]

SVT pioneer Annie Wegelius dies at 58

Former SVT programming chief Annie Wegelius has died aged 58 after a protracted battle with breast cancer. It has been a difficult few days for the international TV industry, with Wegelius’ passing coming just days after the death of former National Geographic and FremantleMedia North American chief David Lyle. Wegelius had a long career spanning […]

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